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By Felix Salmon
October 14, 2010
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Bloomberg TV host: “Are you buying? Adding more gold to the collection?” Mr T: “The highest weight I carry is 45lbs” — YouTube

When asked if their food was not biodegradable, McDonald’s said: ‘This is an outlandish claim and is completely false.’ — Daily Mail

States probe mortgage industry practices — Reuters

“I know Arianna doesn’t like it,” Obama said lightly. “But I like taupe.” — NYT

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Mold depends on moisture as well as the nature of the substrate. I suspect the McDonald’s meal dehydrated before decomposition could really set in. You can mummify anything if you dehydrate it sufficiently.

Posted by TFF | Report as abusive

When do you sleep Felix?

Posted by lemarin | Report as abusive

Hello TFF, this experiemnt has been done many, many times before. One of them , which has been on youtube for years, was a controlled experiment where the food was placed in glass containers and observed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ljW5YEd ao&feature=related

Posted by hsvkitty | Report as abusive

Interesting, hsvkitty, especially the two-week results. The Big Mac shows surprisingly little decay.

I’m less surprised by the permanent french fries.

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